Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Develop Leadership Skills

Recharge yourself! Before you can inspire others, your battery must be full. At Greater & Greener, you’ll learn new ways of operating, find new connections and new opportunities. You can also maintain your professional license(s).

Earn CEUs

Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

A Conference Unlike Any Other

With more sessions outside than in, you’ll meet, network, and learn from renowned experts, leaders, and your peers in sessions that will inspire and excite you with solutions you can bring home. Join leaders from Philadelphia & more than 200 cities for this dynamic gathering.


Stay Connected


Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Health and Safety at Greater & Greener

The health and safety of Greater & Greener participants as it relates to COVID-19 is our first priority.

Review our Policy

Presented by City Parks Alliance
June 18-21, 2022 | Philadelphia, PA

Inspiring Solutions to Urban Challenges

Our interactive sessions explore how parks spur economic growth, showcase local cultures, support diverse populations and civic involvement, provide health benefits, job creation, & equitable solutions to environmental challenges.

Explore Tracks


June 18 – 21, 2022

Greater & Greener 2022: Philadelphia, PA

Presented by City Parks Alliance, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy

The Greater & Greener biennial conference explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet the challenges facing 21st-century cities. The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated a national dialogue on the essential role of parks in our cities, and Greater & Greener will continue to lead this conversation by bringing together experts to share lessons, network across sectors, and engage together. Join us for our in-person conference in Philadelphia in June of 2022, with weekend tours, mobile workshops, and breakout sessions.

The Latest

  • Discover Philadelphia

    Celebrate Juneteenth in Philadelphia

    With our mission to support parks and green spaces that contribute to more equitable cities, City Parks Alliance is pleased that Greater & Greener 2022 wil…

    Read More
  • Co-Creating Civic Life

    How Do We Co-Create Civic Life?

    One of four exciting tracks for the upcoming Greater & Greener conference is “Co-Creating Civic Life.” Urban parks have shown their true value during these…

    Read More

Emerging Issues Facing Today’s Park Professionals

Conference Tracks

icon box image

Resilient Cities

The future of our communities depends on our capacity to respond and recover from disasters of various types and the underlying inequities of everyday life.

icon box image

Safe, Healthy, Inclusive Communities

Parks, trails, and public spaces are central to people’s physical, mental, and spiritual health.

icon box image

Co-Creating Civic Life

Residents, institutional leaders, and government are coming together to ensure public space systems reflect local diversity and adapt to changing community needs.

icon box image

Equitable Economic and Community Development

Parks have the power to drive equitable economic and community development for surrounding areas.

Mayors Forum, Greater & Greener 2019

Presented by

City Parks Alliance

City Parks Alliance is the only independent, nationwide membership organization dedicated solely to urban parks. Our mission is to engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces.

We recognize that city parks are integral to ensuring that communities are equitable, healthy, green, and that cities are economically competitive and resilient. Join City Parks Alliance today for discounted registration rates for Greater & Greener, year-round membership benefits, and networking opportunities.

Greater & Greener Sponsors & Supporters

Greater & Greener is a unique opportunity to network with an exceptional audience of key decision-makers from 200+ cities across the country and around the world. Conference support as of 6/3/22. View all sponsors here.

Host City Lead Partners

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors